How I turned a mannequin into a curiosity shelf

This bronze dude was donated to me years ago by friends opening a retail store, who found a dozen or so vintage mannequins in the attic space. But after a few moves, he wasn't as handsome as he used to be, but I was reluctant to toss him. In a last ditch effort to revive him for one more life, I decided to cut off his imperfections and make him into a shelf.